New Book: ‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James’

I am very happy to announce the soon to be released book, ‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James‘ by Teresa Duke and Daniel Duke,which is slated for release June 9th, 2020 via Inner Traditions – Bear and Company.

“A deep investigation into historical documents that prove the notorious outlaw Jesse James faked his own death

• Presents the legend of Jesse James and counters it with the real story, based on family records

• Provides photographic evidence, a journal of Jesse James’s, and historical records that prove James faked his death, verified by experts and civic authorities

• Debunks the 1995 DNA test results of James’s supposed remains

The story of the notorious outlaw Jesse James’s assassination at the hands of Robert Ford has been clouded with mystery ever since its inception. Now, James’s great-great-grandchildren Daniel and Teresa Duke present the results of more than 20 years of exhaustive research into state and federal records, photographs, newspaper reports, diaries, and a 1995 DNA test in search of the truth behind Jesse James’s demise.

Explaining how the accepted version of the history of Jesse James is wrong, the authors confirm their family’s oral tradition that James faked his own death in 1882 and lived out his remaining days in Texas. They methodically unravel the legend surrounding his death, with evidence vetted by qualified experts and civic authorities. They share the journal of their great-great-grandfather, kept from 1871 to 1876 and verified to be written in James’s handwriting. They reveal forensically confirmed photographs of James before and after his supposed killing, including one of James attending his own funeral. Examining James’s life both before and after his faked death, they provide an account of where he lived and who he associated with, including his interactions with secret societies. They compare the contradictory newspaper reports of James’s death with accounts by his family and associates, which support that the man buried as James was actually his cousin, and reveal how James tricked authorities into believing he had been killed.

Further supporting their claim, the authors debunk the DNA test results of the exhumation of James’s body in 1995. The Dukes detail the ways in which the test was fraudulent, an assertion supported by the deputy counselor for Clay County at the time of the testing. Backed by a wealth of evidence, the descendants of Jesse James conclusively prove what really happened to America’s Robin Hood.”

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‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James’ by Teresa F. Duke and Daniel J. Duke

Available for pre-order now and slated for release June 9th anywhere books are sold!

Thanks to our late mother/author Betty Dorsett Duke, my sister/author Teresa Duke, our ancestor Jesse Woodson James, our wonderful agent Fiona Spencer Thomas, our friend Matt Hamlin and friend/author Pip Lee and others.

Also, a huge thank you to our great publisher Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.

You can read our first book review here:  Whiskey & Wit Book Reviews! 

Please stop by my Goodreads page as well.

You can find the book at the locations below and many others around the globe.

https://www.innertraditions.com/books/the-mysterious-life-and-faked-death-of-jesse-james

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mysterious-life-and-faked-death-of-jesse-james-daniel-j-duke/1133754602

https://www.amazon.com/Jesse-James-Lost-Templar-Treasure/dp/1620558203/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Jesse+James+and+the+lost+templar+treasure&qid=1578359919&sr=8-1

https://www.booksamillion.com/product/Q652533276?id=7838954230285

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Mysterious-Life-and-Faked-Death-of-Jesse-James/Daniel-J-Duke/9781620559666

 

 

 

The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James: Based on Family Records, Forensic Evidence, and His Personal Journals by Daniel J. Duke and Teresa F. Duke — Whiskey & Wit

Daniel and Teresa Duke, children of the late Betty Dorsett Duke (also an author of several well-known Jesse James’ works), have come together to produce the newest in a James’ book series that breaths new life into the outlaw’s rich history. 431 more words

via The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James: Based on Family Records, Forensic Evidence, and His Personal Journals by Daniel J. Duke and Teresa F. Duke — Whiskey & Wit

 

New Book! ‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James’ — Daniel J. Duke & Teresa F. Duke

A deep investigation into historical documents that prove the notorious outlaw Jesse James faked his own death.

via New Book! ‘The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James’ — Daniel J. Duke

Now Available: Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure

An investigation into the lost treasures of Jesse James and the Freemasons and their connections to the Templars, Rosicrucians, and the Founding Fathers…

 

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New book coming July 2019. After over twenty years of researching family lore about my great, great grandfather Jesse James who lived in Texas under the alias of James Lafayette Courtney, I am pleased to announce that my book, Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure is slated to be available this coming July 2019 and is currently available!
Jesse and the men who rode with him were far more than Old West outlaws, they also played a vital role in one of the biggest treasure stories in North America, if not the world.

The following is a description of the book from my publisher:

An investigation into the lost treasures of Jesse James and the Freemasons and their connections to the Templars, Rosicrucians, and the Founding Fathers

  • Explains how Jesse James used techniques involving sacred geometry, gematria and esoteric symbols to hide his treasures and encode maps
  • Provides instructions for using the encoding template employed by Jesse James and the Freemasons to hide and recover treasure and sacred relics
  • Shows how the encoding template confirms the existence of treasures on Oak Island and Victorio Peak and can be traced to a 16th-century book containing a secret map of the New World and the “hooked X” of the Knights Templar.

Jesse James left behind secret diaries and coded treasure maps.  Working to decrypt these maps, Daniel J. Duke–the great-great grandson of Jesse James–reveals hidden treasures yet to be recovered as well as connections between the infamous train robber and… Read More

I hope you all enjoy reading Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure this coming summer!